Residents fed up with dirty canal

Concerned Halls Road, St Michael residents have called on officials to clean up a nearby canal which they say have been breeding mosquitos.

One resident who requested anonymity told Barbados TODAY that she was tired and fed up with the insects putting she, her family and her neighbours at risk.

She pleaded for something to be done about the situation urgently.

“You can’t even go in the gallery and sit down. The flies and the mosquitoes coming and biting everybody,” she said.

“The canal needs cleaning because it is very bushy, the tree tall up to the bridge, a lot of dirty water inside of it and nobody is doing anything. We complain and up to now nobody ain’t do anything about it,” the angry resident complained.

The unsanitary canal at Halls Road, St Michael full of muck, garbage and overgrown grass.
The unsanitary canal at Halls Road, St Michael full of muck, garbage and overgrown grass.

9 Responses to Residents fed up with dirty canal

  1. Gregston Griffith
    Gregston Griffith August 23, 2014 at 6:47 am

    ppl in st micheal must start taking responsibility for this I am tired of these ppl dumping garbage and then want someone else to come and clean it speak to the other who live uphill ask them to stop dropping thing in the water way

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  2. Les Carr
    Les Carr August 23, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This is just aspect but too many dirty habits are practiced in the country….it’s disgusting ….. Yet 99 percent of the people pass through an education system which despite all other failings teaches well what is cleanliness and good hygiene.

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  3. Les Carr
    Les Carr August 23, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This is just aspect but too many dirty habits are practiced in the country….it’s disgusting ….. Yet 99 percent of the people pass through an education system which despite all other failings teaches well what is cleanliness and good hygiene.

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  4. Addison Cortlandt
    Addison Cortlandt August 23, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Where did the garbage come from? In the sky?? Bajans need to take responsibility for their own actions. And would now expect the government to pay persons to clean it… They are concerned but not concerned enough to clean up.

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  5. Devaron Bruce
    Devaron Bruce August 23, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Because it rains garbage right.

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  6. Francis McClean
    Francis McClean August 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

    It’s your country. 166sq. Every little inch is precious.

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  7. Wayne P Hoyte
    Wayne P Hoyte August 23, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    Your health, Your community, your clean up project.

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  8. Tony Waterman August 23, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    After all those TAXES????? are EXHORBITANT TAXES not being paid to remedy UNHEALTH situations like this one. If Not, what are we Paying Taxes for???

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  9. Cheryl Maynard August 24, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    @ Wayne P Hoyte …. I agree with you … the ppl in any community can solve some of the problems without complaining all the time to government… get together the ppl of your community along with some tools (every body has a cutlass, fork, boots etc…) and clean your area, neighborhood. Self reliance at times is a good morel booster for your community. Government no longer has the man power to do everything and while you wait for government to come you are still getting bite and sick and not being able to sit and enjoy your gallery.

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